The Word of God hath power because it leads us to the gospel of Christ, which is the power of God unto salvation. In God’s Holy Word, we read how God wrote commandments and laws for us to go by. He presented the law to Moses first on Mount Sinai, so that the Israelites would know what sin is. God’s law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. Without the law of God, we would not know what God expects from us. The law is what shows man the actual condition he is in. It shows him that without forgiveness from God, he would deserve death. When Adam and Even took of the fruit of the tree that God told them not to eat, sin entered the world. God told Adam and Eve that because of their sin, they would one day die. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
To know what God expects from us, we should read his word. I suggest reading (The Ten Commandments) Exodus 20. Then move out from there. If you want to know what God thinks about something, I suggest you reading your Bible. One topic that many seem to question is homosexuality. If you want to know what God thinks read Leviticus 20:13, the Bible says, “ If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Or Ephesians 5:31, It says, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” Jeremiah 29:6 says, “ Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.”
Another topic that many seem to question is Adultery and Fornication. Exodus 20:14 says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Mark 7:21-23 says, “ For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
Today rebellion is more common amongst those that claim they know God. They have the attitude, “I believe in God so he will not punish me. It doesn’t matter that I drink alcohol or sleep around because I know God will forgive me anyway.” If you are one that thinks that he can live in this fashion and all will be forgiven, God says in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” Don’t let Satan deceive you in believing a lie. God expects his people to live holy and to be separate from the world. Satan has blinded the eyes of man where they think that such abominations are overlooked by God. They try to tell you to accept man as he is or you will be judged. They are sadly mistaken because God will not overlook such evil acts. If you continue is sin, God will judge you and you will perish.
The only answer to sin is death, but Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11,12 says, “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Colossians 3:5 says, “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” That means to put them away and not do again.
With the Schoolmaster, we know that years ago God caused plagues to come upon Egypt. One plagues was that the firstborn in the land of Egypt. God told the Israelites that they could sacrifice a Lamb without spot or blemish and smear the blood upon their doorpost at a certain time. During Passover, if they had the blood on their doorpost, their firstborn would be spared. (Exodus 12:1-13). So the Israelites did as God commanded and none of their people were killed.
Then when the Israelites were freed from Egypt, God told them to continue this ordinance throughout their generations (Exodus 12:14 and Leviticus 17:11). He often reminded Moses and his people of this ordinance and told them that the blood was an atonement for the soul. So the Israelites carried out this ordinance for many years. Then God sent a lamb, which was Jesus Christ, as the atonement for sin. 1 Peter 1:19 says that we are redeemed by “the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
Why was Christ able to die for our sins? He was able to be the sacrifice because he was without blemish; he was without sin (1 Peter 1:19, Hebrews 4:14,15 and Hebrews 7:26). God said that without shedding of blood is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22.) His blood was able to cover the sins of many (Hebrews 9:28, Hebrews 10:10-12, 1 John 2:2). Christ died on a cross for the world’s sins and arose from the grave after three days (1 Corinthians 15:3,4).
So if you don’t read the Bible or the laws of God then how are you to know what God expects from you. The Law is needed to bring us to repentance unto salvation.
Galatians 3:24-Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 2:19- For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
Matthew 5:17-Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Romans 10:4- For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Romans 1:16-For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1 Peter 1:5- Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Matthew 19:9-And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Mark 10:12-And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Colossians 2:8-Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.